According to the Government’s Resolution No. 124/NQ-CP, citizens from Australia, the United Arab Emirates, Canada, India, the Netherlands, and New Zealand could apply for e-visa to travel to Vietnam from November 29, 2017. With the approval, citizens from 46 countries are applicable for e-visas when entering Vietnam.
From February 1, 2017, Vietnam E-visa (electronic visa) will be issued to foreigners by Vietnamese Immigration Department visa electronic system. This kind of visa is valid for maximum of 30 days, single entry. E-visa fee (US$ 25) is paid via electronic payment gateway as prescribed by the Immigration Department.
According to the Circular No. 157/2015/TT-BTC recently issued by the Ministry of Finance, the stamping fee for Vietnam visa will be reduced sharply from US$ 45 to US$ 25 for single entry visa and from US$ 95 to US$ 50 for multiple entry visa for periods of less than three months.
The new fee schedule will take effect from November 23, 2015.
Starting from 01 July 2015, Vietnam unilaterally exempts visa for citizens of five more European countries. The visitors from the UK, Germany, France, Italy and Spain is not required visa to Vietnam for duration stay less than 15 days. The policy will be in effect for one year applied to all types of passports with any entry reasons as long as complying regulation of Vietnamese law.
Relevant agencies are seeking central government approval to waive tourist visa requirements for France, Germany, the UK, Spain, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, India and Canada. The proposal was made by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Ministry of Transport to draw more visitors from those markets, Tuoi Tre (Youth) newspaper reported.
Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai has instructed relevant agencies to report about the impact of the free visas visitors from seven countries have been enjoying before the government decides whether it will continue with the policy. He instructed the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism to review the policy’s political, economic and security impacts and submit its findings to the government, VnExpress reported.
The stamping fee is the fee you are required to pay directly to Immigration Officers at Immigration Desk/Counter at your arrival airport in Vietnam in order to get the official visa stamped in your passport. The fee is collected by the Immigration Officers and compulsory for all those who use visa on arrival method. The stamping fee must be in cash, no credit cards are accepted.